Full name Dawid Johannes Malan
Born September 3, 1987, Roehampton, England
Current age 29 years 138 days
Major teams Boland, Marylebone Cricket Club, Middlesex, Middlesex 2nd XI, Peshawar Zalmi, Prime Doleshwar Sporting Club
Playing role Top-order batsman
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Legbreak
Height 6 ft 0 in
Education Paarl Boys High School; UNISA
|First-class debut||Boland v Border at Paarl, Feb 9-11, 2006 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Middlesex v Yorkshire at Lord's, Sep 20-23, 2016 scorecard|
|List A debut||Boland v Border at Paarl, Feb 12, 2006 scorecard|
|Last List A||Middlesex v Surrey at Lord's, Aug 2, 2016 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Surrey v Middlesex at The Oval, Jul 7, 2006 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Rangpur Riders v Barisal Bulls at Dhaka, Dec 3, 2016 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|30||Bulls||v Riders||Dhaka||3 Dec 2016||T20|
|56||Bulls||v Raj Kings||Dhaka||1 Dec 2016||T20|
|9, 1/8||Bulls||v Victorians||Dhaka||29 Nov 2016||T20|
|7||Bulls||v Titans||Dhaka||25 Nov 2016||T20|
|5||Bulls||v Vikings||Chittagong||22 Nov 2016||T20|
|0/8, 78*||Bulls||v Vikings||Dhaka||14 Nov 2016||T20|
|13||Bulls||v Raj Kings||Dhaka||13 Nov 2016||T20|
|26||Bulls||v Victorians||Dhaka||11 Nov 2016||T20|
|16||Bulls||v Dynamites||Dhaka||8 Nov 2016||T20|
|22, 116||Middlesex||v Yorkshire||Lord's||20 Sep 2016||FC|
Dawid Malan put himself on the verge of an England call-up with a record-breaking performance for England Lions against Sri Lanka A in Northampton in 2016. Malan, the Lions' captain and elder statesman, struck an unbeaten 185 from 126 balls - a record for the Lions or England A in List A cricket, beating 168 by Ravi Bopara against West Indies A in Worcester in 2010.
Such exploits looked bound to bring him an England T20 debut when he was named in the squad to face Sri Lanka at the Ageas Bowl, only for him to lose out to the local boy James Vince. But he put all that behind him with an excellent all-round season for Middlesex, striking three hundreds in their title-winning campaign and scoring heavily in T20 before heading for the Bangladesh Premier League.
Malan is a bludgeoning left-handed batsman possessed of power and panache. His progress has been undermined by inconsistency and a penchant for soft dismissals, but he came to the fore in spectacular style in 2015 when he set career-bests with big hundreds in all three formats of the game.
He began with an unbeaten 115 off 64 balls as Middlesex beat Sussex at Hove, damaging a Ferrari with one of his three sixes. An unbeaten 182 in the Championship soon followed as he transformed a Championship match against Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge in July and to round it off he hit an unbeaten 156 as Middlesex completed their Royal London One-Day Cup campaign with victory against Glamorgan at Lord's.
Born in Roehampton but brought up in South Africa, he made his first-class debut for Boland in 2005-06. In 2006 he played 2nd XI cricket for both Middlesex and Worcestershire, making his first-team debut for Middlesex in front of 20,000 people in a T20 Cup match at The Oval. He struggled to find a first-team spot the following season but in 2008 took his chance in style.
An impressive run in the Twenty20 earned him a place in the Championship side, where he scored his maiden century against Northamptonshire. But it was in Twenty20 when Malan made his mark, displaying breathtaking clean-hitting in making 103 off 51 balls in the quarter-final against Lancashire, an innings that helped cement his place in the England Performance Squad in November 2008. It was described by his then captain Ed Joyce as 'the best innings I've ever witnessed from a 20-year-old'.
He was widely touted as a future England player, but instead his form slumped. In 2013, a Championship average of just 21.50 - across 12 Division One matches and with a top score of 61 - was a desperately poor return for a player of obvious ability. But after almost two years without a Championship hundred, including three dismissals in the 90s, he ended his wait with a century against Northamptonshire in June 2014 - and promptly added another against Somerset a week later. He averaged 45.48 in first-class cricket in 2014 - the first season he had averaged over 40. But Malan was more consistent in white ball cricket, leading to opportunities to play for Prime Doleshwar Sporting Club in Bangladesh. He is also a useful part-time legspin bowler.
U-19 Provincial Player of the Year 2005
Western Province/Boland Academy Player of the Year 2005-06
NBC Denis Compton Award 2008
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